Archive for: October, 2017

144: Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips)

Steven Drozd joined The Flaming Lips in 1991. His one of a kind drumming style fuses Bonhamesque bombast with a clever compositional sense reminiscent of Can’s Jaki Liebezeit; but his contributions to the band aren’t limited to drumming. Drozd plays most of the instruments on The Flaming Lips’ recordings and co-writes their songs. He tells…

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143: Jojo Mayer (Nerve)

Jojo Mayer visits The Trap Set and tells Joe about his childhood in Switzerland, artistic honesty, and pair discuss strategies for keeping existential dread at bay.

BNS: Fred Armisen on “For Drummers Only”

Fred Armisen stops by to discuss his new Netflix comedy special, “For Drummers Only”. The show is being filmed at the historic Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, this Thursday 10/19. Visit for tickets.

142: Lia Simone Braswell

Raised in Los Angeles by a musician mother and punk rock dad, Lia Simone Braswell was playing with adults when she was still a child. She tells Joe about joining her best friend’s dad’s band, her commune-like tenure with Le Butcherettes, her fascination with linguistics, and overcoming personal tragedy.

Remembering Tom Petty, Steve Ferrone

The music of Tom Petty has been an integral part of Joe’s life for as long as he can remember, so this week we’re revisiting our amazingly inspirational conversation with Steve Ferrone of The Heartbreakers. Also, Joe talks about the massive impact Tom and the band have had on his life and pays tribute to…

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